Easter Monday morning
I’m standing at the sink in my kitchen clearing up from my Easter celebrations with friends and as i watch out the window towards the church i see a regular occurrence which i see almost every time
i look out my window. Walkers going up to the door of the church,reading the notice and then walking away because the door is locked and for the majority of the time it is locked.It’s an old church and i must confess i don’t know the history of St Lukes except it’s old and it’s been there a very long time. This made me feel so sad but also set my mind to thinking. What could be done? How could this be changed and how could this empty building for that is all it is be used to bring God’s love and care for the many walkers visitors to this lovely spot which i am so privileged to be living in? How could the doors be opened and the little church become a vibrant place of prayer and healing. A quiet spot for reflective prayer.
Could the history and the future be brought together? New display boards, church history part of it, local history, the nature and walks locally? A simple bowl of water for the dogs and a corner to sit and have prayer offered or an opportunity to light a candle.
Times are hard and people are desperate and what is the church offering??? At present a closed door? Can something be done? I certainly hope so but where next? Who do i take these thoughts, prayers to?
Is this just a good idea or is it a GOD idea?
Rev Keith Hobbs, RIP
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